Try keeping the first event small, or only inviting a handful of people to the online group. This can help you build out the initial content and engagement norms, and you’ll learn a lot.
Promote your group more broadly, and seek to do more
With a strong foundation of initial engagement and enrolled leadership, you have the start of a healthy group! This is a solid place to grow from. How can you build more momentum?
Keep engaging and wayfinding with the community
As your group keeps going, follow your energy and group momentum. Welcome new people, create space for ideas and conversations, and groom new leaders. See the Running a Group guide.
Legal structures: Incorporation & bank accounts
If the group’s mission requires significant infrastructure or big events, look to formalize organizational and financial structures early. Most groups don’t need to do this until later, if ever.